Kandjimi re-elected as mayor of Nkurenkuru

30 Nov 2018 17:30pm
NKURENKURU, 30 NOV (NAMPA) - Erastus Kandjimi was re-elected for a third term as Nkurenkuru mayor on Friday.
His deputy, Katrina Hamukwaya, was also re-elected, while Bernadine Haukwambi, Reino Haruwodi, Angelius Liveve remain members of the management committee.
Lucia Pashu and Olavi Iihemba returned as ordinary council members.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony, Kandjimi thanked Government through the Swapo party for trusting him for another term as mayor.
He further expressed gratitude to the entire community of Nkurenkuru for creating an enabling environment that makes work easier to provide leadership to the Nkurenkuru Town Council.
The event was held under the theme ‘Strengthening our work ethics, redouble our efforts, act justly, be honest, trustworthy and have mercy in serving our communities’.
“This theme was taken in order to remind ourselves as elected and appointed officials to bring the needed change in Nkurenkuru and serving our communities in a dignified manner for the benefit of all inhabitants,” Kandjimi said.
Nkurenkuru, he said, has so far held 10 council meetings according to the Local Authorities Act 23 of 1992, one special meeting and passed 76 resolutions.
Council also conducted its public meetings as planned although it experienced a low turn up from residents.
“I would like to appeal to the residents of Nkurenkuru to please attend these important meetings as their presence is needed where issues pertaining to the development of our town are being discussed,” Kandjimi urged.
He added that during his terms as mayor the following achievements were realised: electrification of Nkurenkuru Extension 3 Phase 1, which includes streetlights and erven being given; sewerage pump station established at the settlement of Kafuma; as well as the electrification of Nkurenkuru Extension 2 Phase 3.
“The surveying of Nkurenkuru Extension 11 at the Kulisuka settlement for about 312 plots has also been done this year and we are just awaiting for the surveyor-general’s approval,” the mayor said.
Kandjimi said the construction of the Nkurenkuru Emergency and Fire Station at Nkurenkuru Extension 1 started on 13 November 2018.
Meanwhile, the construction of 42 houses by Labour Investment Holdings at Nkurenkuru Extension 2 will be handed over to the owners before the end of this year.